posted on May, 9 2008 @ 12:23 PM
reply to post by caspar2012
That's exactly the deal.
If people understood what the Gnostics were about, there would be no going through priests to find god. No Pope. No fees for sins, no Inquisition.
Even sermons and masses would be radically different, if they were to still exist at all.
Even near the end of the Corpus Hermeticum text (link in my sig, a Gnostic text), Hermes tells his student that, if he tries to speak secularly about
what has been revealed to him about the true nature of god around other Christians, then he would surely be deemed a heretic and killed (unless this
was a misinterpretation). It is radically different than "Jesus died for your sins, go to Church, you owe us money." Today the Church has lost
enough of its power that they can't kill you anymore for sacking their beliefs.